The mid-afternoon slump. Whether you work in an office or are busy running a household the 3 pm munchies are an all-too-real (and sneaky) source of additional calories.
We, like many humans, suffer from a mid-afternoon slump from time to time. One of the best cures we’ve found is to get re-energised with a quick walk, stretch or a simple change of scenery.
But sometimes it’s just impossible to curb a craving to snack. For those days, turn to one of these tasty and super easy low-calorie snack recipes by Jody Vassallo.
Sweet Apple Chips
Cut one medium apple unpeeled (approx. 150g of edible weight) into very thin slices using a mandolin. Bake at 100°C for 30 minutes or until crisp.
80 Calories (335kJ) per serve
Shell 1/3 Cup (42.5 g) of edamame beans and sprinkle with sea salt.
62 calories (or 291kJ) per serve
Carrot, celery and hummus
1 small carrot (100g), 1 medium celery stick and 2 tablespoons of low-fat hummus.
87 calories (or 366kJ) per serve
Serve up a thick slice with an approximate weight of 294g with peel or 150g without. Chill in the fridge to make it extra refreshing!
46 calories (190kj) per serve
Low Calorie Kale Chips
100g kale sprayed with oil spray (approx. 0.15 tablespoons), baked until crispy!
56 calories (233kJ) per serve
Dates filled with ricotta and grated orange zest. Fill 3 Mejoola dates with 1 tablespoon of low-fat ricotta and top with a little orange zest (0.15 teaspoons).
99 calories (414kJ) per serve
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